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PERMITTED Charming LOG HOUSE in REAL Upcountry Maui. Magical and Peaceful!

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedroom, 3 bath log house with lush garden, organic farm and seasonal stream

The Sacred Garden Retreat is a one of a kind find in Hawaii! A genuine log house in a beautiful jungle-garden-organic farm setting. 5 bdrms. Great for a romantic getaway fro two or group vacation. "Away from it all" but just 20 minutes to airport and 2 miles to shops/restaurants! Access to two adjacent properties, totalling 8.5 acres of lush tropical beauty. Fruits, flowers, vegetables, coffee plantation, Orgnanic Ginger and Turmeric Farm

This spectacular gated property, has the feel of a mountain retreat away from the tourist scene, but is just minutes to restaurants, shops and beautiful beaches. Recently renovated, and offers all the amenities.

Whether you seek a romantic getaway for two or a great place for a family reunion, a gathering of friends or a personal growth retreat....this place is perfect.

This property is a hidden jewel in a lush garden setting—a gardener's delight, artist get away, spiritual retreat or family vacation.

This house is versatile in how many it can sleep; It is MUCH larger than it looks. It has 5 bedrooms (one is a spacious loft and one is a studio suite with an additional bathroom, kitchenette and a private entrance which is included in the price). All total there are 10 beds. All located on several acres of lush tropical beauty. There are additional accommodations on nearby properties so if you have a larger group, contact me about the possibilities.

The house has a large living room, covered lanai, fully equipped kitchen, picnic/BBQ areas, and WiFi. It has gas stove/oven, microwave, toaster oven coffee maker, dishwasher, blender, citrus juicer, ironing board, iron, two bathrooms have a bathtub/shower, the other a shower. There is plenty of off road parking.

This is a 3 story house. You enter on the middle floor, which has a master bedroom with Queen sized bed, and a Master bath with shower/bathtub, stained glass windows. This floor also has the fully equipped kitchen, dining room and cathedral ceiling/window living room. The Lanai is off the kitchen.

The upstairs has a loft bedroom with two queens (open air to the living room and the large cathedral ceiling below) and another bedroom with two twin beds, as well as a bathroom with a beautifully tiled shower.

The bottom flower has a studio suite with a king sized bed (or two twins if you prefer) and another bedroom with a queen sized bed, a twin trundle bed (2 twins) and a laundry room.

This property is located immediately next door to The Sacred Garden (with two walking labyrinths, succulent gardens, water gardens, meditation gardens) and is where we (the owners) live, so you have easy access to us if you need anything but with plenty of privacy.

The property is in close proximity to other attractions like the Piiholo Ziplines, The Temple of Peace, World-Class Kite and Windsurfing at Ho'okipa and the famous Jaws big surf site. Great hiking trails are just 3 miles away. Haliimaile General Store and Mama's Fish House are minutes away. Haleakala National Park is only 50 minutes away.

We are 2 miles to Makawao Town restaurants and shops, 3 miles to Haiku Town, 5 Miles to Paia Town and Baldwin Beach. The airport is only 15-20 minutes away but you will feel like you are far away from it all in this absolutely peaceful garden setting.

We have a working organic farm, growing organic veggies, Ginger and Turmeric, a botanical garden and coffee farm. Access to this property and our adjacent property, The Sacred Garden, allows you to go on walks through 8.5 acres of an incredible tropical setting. Upon request we will happily offer a tour so you can learn about Hawaiian plants, coffee production, water lilies, etc.. We have mango, coconuts, coffee, papaya, lemon, tangerine, bananas, avocados, lilikoi (passion fruit) macadamia nuts, lychee, breadfruit, and flowers galore—haleconia, bird of paradise, jade vine, ginger, allspice, and an absolutely incredible ylang ylang tree. Different flowering trees take turns blooming so the valley is constantly featuring a different splash of color.

While our cancellation policy is "No refund" we are actually happy to refund bookings if we are able to re-book the dates.

Gardening classes are also available as well as tours of several of Maui's other unique farms. We also offer personalized private retreats and can arrange for massage, private yoga or Qigong, relationship-, spirituality-, creativity-, personal growth-, life coaching, intuitive readings....we are affiliated with Maui's best practitioners...

There is a seasonal stream running through the property so from time to time there is the additional treat of a stream—(or a river!) running through the yard.

The elevation is about 1000 feet which is PERFECT on Maui! We are about 10 degrees cooler than sea level which makes for absolutely comfortable days (70-80 degrees) and GREAT temps for sleeping (usually in the 60's). This is the MAXIMUM elevation you can stay and still go scuba diving on Maui. Speaking of diving...we are avid divers and can assist you booking Scuba Diving with the best dive operation on Maui. (Makena Coast Dive Charters)

There is a large dog on the property who is extremely friendly who will likely greet you as you come home....

You will definitely want a rental car....there is a bus stop a mile or two away but not ideal....and bikes are a little hazardous as these are hilly, windy, narrow roads.

Getting Married on Maui? We can officiate the ceremony for you!

If you need more space, we work with the neighbors and can guide you to their sites for larger groups....

Just let us know what you are looking for!

We also have a caterer, and personal chef available. Massage and other retreat sessions are offered as well. We have a pac and play, crip, baby bath and high chair to assist you with baby/toddler travel.

We can also assist you in booking your vacation activities.

Short-Term Rental Home Permit STMP T20150003

More Details

Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 1, 2018


Eve and Steve met on Maui 25 years ago while Eve was on vacation...fell in love...and five months later she moved to Maui and they got married a year after they met. Steve is an avid scuba diver, underwater cinematographer and has shot for Discover, National Geographic and Travel Channel. They are owners of Makena Coast Dive Charters. Steve is from Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and has been on Maui over 35 years.

Eve is an author, speaker and educator. She runs Heart Path Journeys, offering Sacred Retreats on Maui and The Sacred Garden which is a peaceful sanctuary and nursery on the adjacent property. Eve is from Orange County California and has been on Maui 25 years.

They are both hardworking, and deeply in love with the property (and each other, their dog, cats and lifestyle.)

EVE HOGAN purchased this house in 2012

Why EVE HOGAN chose Makawao

Plain and simple, this property is sacred. You will feel it the minute you step onto the land. It is an incredibly unique property in that you can't see any neighbors (not even the other cottage on the property from the house, so you feel like you are AWAY from it all out in the middle of no where, but you are just minutes to all the modern conveniences and attractions Maui has to offer.

This is agricultural property so we are passionate about growing food and flowers. We are happy to educate you and share with you our bounty.

So many come to Maui to relax, unplug and get away.....and end up staying in Touristville, surrounded by people, activity and "more of the same" just in a beach setting. Here you will truly feel like you have ventured "away" heaven, to be precise.....

What makes this house unique

We lived in the heat of Kihei for many, many years and while access to the beautiful beaches was a plus, the traffic, the nearby neighbors, the noise of residential communities, was not what either of us was hoping for in a move to Hawaii. We wanted to experience the country, the lush tropical beauty, to grow our own food, to wake up grateful every single day. When we were blessed to purchase the property next door to the Sacred Garden Retreat, we were ecstatic. When the adjacent property came up....sooooo adorable, with the charming log house and the adorable 1930's Gingerbread House studio cottage that Jimi Hendrix stayed in in 1970 when he was on Maui filming "Rainbow Bridge"....we couldn't resist. This expanded our capacity to farm, to educate and to share this beautiful property with others.

A genuine log house is a rare find on Maui and offers such a unique and cozy "cabin feel" while at the same time spaciousness, that allows the whole family to get away together, or friends celebrating a birthday....or a couple on honeymoon to enjoy. The balcony, or Lanai as we say in Hawaii is a little piece of heaven, the firepit is a favorite of many....or perhaps the 180 pound St. Bernard/Rotweiller greeting you will be your favorite part. Lush. Peaceful. Beautiful. Relaxing. REAL Maui.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the "log cabin" while we were vacationing in Maui with our son, his wife and 2 children. The house and surroundings were absolutely beautiful. Our hosts went above and beyond to make sure that we would have a nice place to stay while we were visiting the islands. Thanks!
Sep 2015
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Makawao House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 upstairs - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 Outdoor - toilet , shower , There is a stand alone extra outdoor bathroom if needed.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 Loft - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 upstairs - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 Master - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 downstairs - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 suite - 1 king , This king can be split into two twins....
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We also run a retreat business. We can assist you with personal and spiritual growth, wellness and relationship retreats. A masseuse will com on site if desired. Eve also performs weddings and Steve owns/runs a Scuba Diving Charter Business to Molokini Crater.


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PERMITTED Charming LOG HOUSE in REAL Upcountry Maui. Magical and Peaceful!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 17 reviews
Detroit, Michigan, USA

Beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

This home was fantastic. It had every amenity you could think of, and we didn’t want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you soooo much! Loved having you here and hope you return!
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Peaceful and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had 7 adults stay at the log cabin house for a week earlier this month. We were very comfortable and the house had everything we needed. The grounds were beautiful and very green. It was very tranquil and easy to relax after a day of sightseeing. Eve was very friendly and easy to contact. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us! I hope you return! Aloha!
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Perfect property for our family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 adults and a baby were warmly greeted by Eve upon our arrival and were taken on a tour of the cabin. We were delighted to find many thoughtful touches throughout including a bag of coffee that we had forgotten to bring with us! Eve invited us to join her for a full moon labyrinth walk that evening, and although tired from a long day of travel most of us attended what turned out to be an unexpectedly moving experience.

The cabin proved to be a warm and welcoming home base for us throughout our time in Maui. The kitchen was very well equipped and stocked with all the essentials. There were lots of towels, for use inside the cabin as well as at the beach. The lanai was a favourite meeting spot for morning coffee where we enjoyed the beauty and peacefulness of the property. We all made frequent visits to the Sacred Garden where we found the staff to be warm and knowledgeable. I will never forget the moment I shared with my daughters at the center of the labyrinth.

Much mahalo to Eve and Steve for their warm hospitality and creating this beautiful and peaceful oasis.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Property!

  • 5 of 5

We found the property just as represented on the website. The owner Eve was very warm and friendly. She was flexible as our plans changed. We will definitely rent again if we bring enough friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 adults, 2 children, and 1 baby had a wonderful time. It felt like being home- quiet atmosphere and beautiful lush greenery surrounded us. We had lots of entertainment watching the chickens😊�. So glad I found it!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!!!
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful peaceful location. Cool breezes. Comfortable beds. Excellent communication with owner.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Super great guests! So glad you had a great time!
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Kahului Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Baldwin Beach
Car: necessary

This is a lush, garden setting where NO NEIGHBORS are visible, but the owners are right next door in the event you need something. We are just minutes to restaurants, shops, great hiking, and beautiful beaches. The Sacred Garden next door is a must see...and we have a Scuba/Snorkel boat if you want to get out to Molokini Crater. We offer retreat sessions as well, so get a massage while you are here....without even leaving home!

Haleakala National Park is just 50 minutes away with beautiful hiking and beautiful vistas, and we are just minutes to the road to Hana.

We are a perfect location for those who are tired of "touristy Hawaii" and want to experience REAL Hawaii....real waterfalls, real streams, real rocks, and few if any other people. PEACE and BEAUTY Abound....relaxation is to the core......


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $475 + Tax

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance to protect your investment in case the unexpected happens.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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